The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Dec. 5, 2022

Friday October 28, 2022 1:58 a.m. – Deputies responded to an area in the village of Ohio City for a suspicious subject in the area. 6:32 a.m. – Dispatched Van Wert EMS to a location in Ridge Township for a subject reported as being unconscious. 9:26 a.m. – Deputies responded to Van Wert Juvenile Court […]

POSTED: 10/31/22 at 11:04 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

Shirley Ann Clifton, 84, of Van Wert and formerly of Angola, Indiana, passed away Saturday afternoon, October 29, 2022, at VanCrest of Van Wert. She was born on November 22, 1937, in Van Wert the daughter of Lloyd J. and Mildred Margaret (Smalley) High, who both preceded her in death. She married Ronald Gene Clifton […]

POSTED: 10/31/22 at 8:28 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

Editor’s note: in the interest of a better informed voting public, the VW independent is running a series of articles about local issues and races appearing on the November 8 ballot. SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Shall candidates for election as officers of the City of Van Wert in the county of Van Wert be nominated as […]

POSTED: 10/31/22 at 3:51 am. FILED UNDER: News

All sorts of costumed children and even some costumed adults took advantage of beautiful late October weather and headed downtown for Main St. Van Wert’s Trick or Treat 2022 event on Saturday. A number of businesses passed out candy during the two hour event, and many kids went back out later for the city of […]

POSTED: 10/31/22 at 3:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information Van Wert High School Theatre is preparing for its upcoming production of “Trouble In Tumbleweed” by Tim Kelly. Performance dates and times are 7 p.m. are November 16 and 17. Students are looking forward to sharing this two act family friendly farce set in 1880s Arizona. The pompous Mayor Oates has […]

POSTED: 10/31/22 at 3:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information Earlier this year, June 30 to be precise, Northwest State Community College purchased the former Kennedy Manufacturing building at 520 E. Sycamore St. in Van Wert. The school in the process of beginning a $3.5 million renovation to create a full-service college campus to serve Paulding and Van Wert counties and […]

POSTED: 10/31/22 at 3:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Van Wert Cougar Pride Marching Band earned an “Excellent”at the Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA) state marching band finals at Alexander Stadium in Piqua on Sunday. It was the marching band’s first ever appearance in the state finals. Photo provided

POSTED: 10/31/22 at 3:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff This weekend is when we “fall back” one hour to Eastern Standard Time. The time change will officially occur at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 6. Except for Arizona, Hawaii and several U.S. territories, daylight saving time begins each year on the second Sunday in March when clocks are set forward by one […]

POSTED: 10/31/22 at 3:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

This mishap prompted a visit from the Van Wert Fire Department on Sunday. It happened shortly after 4:30 p.m. at Pak-A-Sak on South Shannon St., when a pickup truck pulled away from the gas pump with the gasoline nozzle still in the gas tank. The pump’s fueling hose breakaway did not disconnect, resulting in the […]

POSTED: 10/31/22 at 3:47 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent sports TIFFIN — Lincolnview’s Conner Baldauf, Kreston Tow led the Lancers to a regional runner-up finish and are bound for the Division III OHSAA state cross country meet, along with Brynleigh Moody. On the boys’ side, Baldauf and Tow were neck and neck, finishing 22nd and 23rd at regional meet at Hedges Boyer […]

POSTED: 10/31/22 at 3:44 am. FILED UNDER: Sports